Twenty years in dance music is an exceptionally long time. 20 years ago was 1995. You could probably count the amount of producers/DJs performing back then in just the 100-200 range; and the amount you could actually name off the cuff would be even lower. So it would follow that for Ultra Music, celebrating their 20th Anniversary is no frivolous feat.

To celebrate, Ultra Music is releasing its Ultra Dance 16 compilation on February 24th. Compilations were a large part of the electronic music scene in its formative years, as finding quality singles was significantly more difficult. (Remember, no internet.) According to Billboard, “Last year’s Ultra Dance 15 compilation has sold nearly 25,000 copies to date, with 61 percent drawn from physical sales.”

“Ultra Records started heavily in the compilation business,” says Patrick Moxey, president of electronic music at Sony Music and founder of Ultra Music. “Pre-Internet when it was hard to find dance singles, Ultra compilations gave a beautiful face to the great music we broke in the clubs. Ultra was excited to do the very first dance mix compilations on iTunes with Ultra iDance and Ultra iTrance. Now we love having the dance compilation business in the digital world and hope everyone enjoys Ultra Dance 16.”

Ultra Dance 16 can be preordered at Target and Best Buy.
Ultra Dance 16 Tracklisting:
Disc 1

01. Calvin Harris feat. John Newman – “Blame”
02. David Guetta feat. Sam Martin – “Lovers On The Sun (Extended)”
03. Lilly Wood & The Prick and Robin Schulz – “Prayer In C (Robin Schulz Remix)”
04. Mr. Probz feat. Chris Brown & T.I. – “Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)”
05. Ed Sheeran – “Don’t (Don Diablo Remix)”
06. AronChupa – “I’m An Albatraoz”
07. NERVO feat. Au Revoir Simone – “Rise, Early Morning”
08. MAGIC! – “Rude (Zedd Remix)”
09. Deorro – “Five Hours”
10. Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”
11. OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”
12. Sia – “Chandelier (Plastic Plates Remix)”

Disc 2

01. Hardwell feat. Chris Jones – “Young Again”
02. Steve Aoki feat. Fall Out Boy – “Back To Earth”
03. Rune RK – “Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)”
04. deadmau5 – “Some Chords (Dillon Francis Remix)”
05. Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – “Gecko (Overdrive)”
06. Zeds Dead feat. Twin Shadow & D’Angelo Lacy – “Lost You”
07. Sirens Of Lesbos – “Long Days Hot Nights (Claptone Radio Edit)”
08. Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – “Pushing On”
09. Henry Krinkle – “Stay (Justin Martin Remix)”
10. Kygo feat. Conrad – “Firestone”
11. Adam K feat. Matthew Steeper – “Come Alive”
12. Carnage feat. Migos – “Bricks”


Source: Billboard